My Creative Space for this week is:
Last weekend I sewed up a little art folder for my daughter. The folder is actually 'side-cycled' from a Sz2 girl's dress. I don't think I can actually use the term 'upcycled' as I've always associated that with improving the original item. Most often, daggy, out-of-date clothing into groovy clothing and accessories for the new millennium! True be told, there was absolutely nothing wrong, daggy or otherwise, with the dress. It's only misfortune was that it was simply too small for my daughter and so it faced the scissors.
The reason it ended up so crooked was that 1) the dress was small 2) I wanted to create a medium-sized folder and 3) I wanted to retain all the pretty features of the dress. This just couldn't be achieved with perfect rectangles. Let's face it, perfect rectangles are for squares anyway!
Despite the lack of perfectly parallel edges, the folder is a hit. Meg thinks it is just lovely. So do I.
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